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VIDEO: Firefighters rush to commercial structure fire on Pinto Drive

Firefighters douse an industrial hopper to put out a fire at a commercial building on Pinto Road July 9, 2014.
July 10, 2014 - 2:22 PM

KELOWNA - Firefighters battled a structure fire at Style-Line Manufacturing Ltd. on Pinto Drive, just north of Sexsmith Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was called in at about 1:30 p.m. July 9, 2014 and appeared to be coming from an industrial hopper. Owner of Style-Line, Brian Church, says the building itself was not affected by the fire, adding they've never had a fire before and this type of event is rare. 

Church also says the fire is out, though there is still quite a bit of smoke. He sent employees home for the day and says he will reassess in the morning.

Though firefighters quickly had the small blaze under control, they're investigating a second hopper and will remain on scene. Many attended with at least four were on the roof of the building.

Gas and power were turned off.

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A small plume of smoke can be seen coming from an industrial hopper at a commercial building on Pinto Road, July 9, 2014.
A small plume of smoke can be seen coming from an industrial hopper at a commercial building on Pinto Road, July 9, 2014.

A structure fire started at about 1:30 p.m. at a commercial building on Pinto Road in Kelowna, July 9, 2014.
A structure fire started at about 1:30 p.m. at a commercial building on Pinto Road in Kelowna, July 9, 2014.

 

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